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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Jo·nah /ˈʤonə, ||nɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jo·nah n. The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious.
 Jonah crab Zool., a large crab (Cancer borealis) of the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found between tides, but usually in deep water.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so
           God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a
           ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that
           vomited him out onto dry land
      2: a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
         [syn: jinx]
      3: a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah
         and the whale [syn: Book of Jonah]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a dove, the son of Amittai of Gath-hepher. He was a prophet of
    Israel, and predicted the restoration of the ancient boundaries
    (2 Kings 14:25-27) of the kingdom. He exercised his ministry
    very early in the reign of Jeroboam II., and thus was
    contemporary with Hosea and Amos; or possibly he preceded them,
    and consequently may have been the very oldest of all the
    prophets whose writings we possess. His personal history is
    mainly to be gathered from the book which bears his name. It is
    chiefly interesting from the two-fold character in which he
    appears, (1) as a missionary to heathen Nineveh, and (2) as a
    type of the "Son of man."

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Jonah, or Jonas, a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer